2 cups flour 4 Tbs sugar
1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder
6 Tbs butter 2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter a baking sheet. Sift flour into a bowl with sugar, salt and baking powder. Add the butter and work your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine the eggs, cream and vanilla in a bowl. Add to the flour mixture and stir until moistened, Flour your hands well. Working quickly , lightly pat the dough into a 8′ round. With a sharp knife , score the round into eight wedges. (Dough can also be rolled and cut into biscuit shapes.) Place on the baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes until the top is browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. remove scones to a wire rack and cool for a few minutes. Cut along the score marks and serve warm with butter, preserves or clotted cream.
makes 8 scones
The last time I made scones I was in a rush to serve them so I cut them before baking and they turned out fine.